PHILADELPHIA — An administrative assistant is suing software development company IT Assist LLC, citing alleged discrimination.
Emilia Saldan filed a complaint July 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, claiming that the company violated the American with Disabilities Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.
According to the complaint, Saldan underwent four surgeries and numerous medical procedures following a cancer diagnosis in September 2016 and had to go to regular doctor's appointments. The plaintiff claims she was fired on Sept. 5, 2017 upon her return to work from medical leave.
Saldan said the defendant allegedly terminated her because of her cancer and in retaliation for requesting accommodations to receive treatment, for complaints of discrimination and for exercising her rights under her group health plan.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, attorney's fees, costs and expenses and other appropriate relief. She is represented by Ari Karpf of Karpf, Karpf & Cerutti PC in Bensalem.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:18-cv-02875-MAK